Hilary Duff proves that even celebs need a little parenting support now and then
It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time having a newborn or your tenth, every baby is different. And some of then just literally never stop crying. If you’ve got a colicky infant, you’re willing to try every trick in the book.
And when that doesn’t work, you do what Hilary Duff does. You ask other moms for help.
Duff, who welcomed daughter Banks in October, is crowdsourcing other moms on social media for solutions. Because when you have an inconsolable baby, you will try anything anyone says.
“Calling all parents of colicky babies…this ends right?”
Ugh, raise your hand if you’ve been there. When your baby can’t calm down, you can’t calm down. So, before succumbing to the batshit insanity that is constantly looming above your sleep-deprived head, you beg other people to tell you their tricks and pray to Beyoncé one of them works.
“Can you ever set them down without them screaming OR waking up?” Duff continues. “We have read everything the internet has to offer…nothing besides nursing basically every hour or less helps! We have done all the obvious things…please leave magic tricks in comments.”
It’s been three years since I was in Duff’s shoes, but just reading this post is triggering enough to send me right back in time to the endless cluster-feeding and walking and patting and shushing and sobbing (my daughter’s and mine).
Plenty of other mothers can relate, which is why so many of them lovingly and supportively chimed in on her post.
See? It doesn’t matter if you’re a rich, famous celebrity — motherhood makes beggars out of us all (in the best way). And while social media crowdsourcing can go either way, it’s awesome to see so many moms trying to help give Duff the best advice they can.
If nothing else works, you just have to repeat “it’s only temporary, it’s only temporary” over and over again until they’re onto the next phase that turns your hair grey.
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